Performer: Eddie Noack and The Pecos Valley Boys; Eddie Noack Writer: Noack
Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0.
The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames.
November 14, 2017 Subject:
1952 78 rpm record
In his discography for Noack, praguefrank gives a recording date for 4 Star X-65 of "ca. November 1952" in Houston at Gold Star. http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2013/09/eddie-noack.html
Wikipedia lists the disc as released "ca. 12-52." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Noack So we'll go with 1952 with the caveat that this is rather late in the year and an early 1953 release date can't be ruled out. Eddie Noack was mainly active as a songwriter and publisher, but that does not mean his work as a performer is negligible. Noack's 1968 recording of Leon Payne's "Psycho" has established him as a signpost in the Twilight Zone of country; Bob Dylan is a fan. Be that as it may, "First and Last Thing" is straight-ahead honky-tonk and melodically kind of similar to "Anytime," a hit in 1948 for Eddy Arnold.